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This is a review for the Queen of the Moon Oracle deck, my perspective on the packaging, card stock and how it reads, together with a sample reading I did for myself, for your reference. If you like the content I create, please support me by purchasing through affiliate links on this blog.
Official Product Description
For countless millennia, humans have connected to the mystical power of the moon and the energy of the seasons. For our ancient ancestors, the earliest veneration and sacred honouring was of the Moon, the seasons, the cycles of light and dark, hot and cold and fertility and rest, and this beautifully illustrated Queen of the Moon Oracle allows you, the modern seeker, to plug into these, the most primal energies of all.
Consult this oracle, based in ancient wisdom and receive the answers to your modern problems.
- Features a full moon cycle of lunar images, each beautifully illustrated and able to be used as stunning circular altar displays.
- Experience the seasonal moons and the power they can provide.
- Learn which moons are best timings for ritual, spell craft and making talismans for prosperity, love, health and more.
This is the perfect companion to the author’s bestselling annual Lunar and Seasonal Diary and is for anyone who loves to sit or dance under a big silvery moon.
From Rockpool Publishing
First Look at the Queen of the Moon Oracle
The Queen of the Moon Oracle deck comes in a cardboard box measuring 4 inches wide, 5.5 inches tall and 1.5 inches deep. The box has a matt finish.
Each card is 3.5 inches wide and 5 inches tall, typical of Oracle card sizes, and come in a glossy finish. I’ve already used the cards for a few readings now, and I am happy to share that the edges of the cards have not peeled off, and I hope they don’t for a long time. But I also want to share that I like my cards in pristine condition, so I do shuffle them carefully. Personally, I am not a fan of glossy cards, as they’re slightly stickier than cards with a matt finish.
The guide book that comes with is 3.5 inches wide and 5 inches tall as well, and has a glossy finish on the book cover. I really like self contained decks where the guide book is the same size as the cards, and fit snugly into the box without moving around within. So this is a plus point for me.
The card spreads described in the guide book has the typical single-card Oracle and three-card Oracle spreads that you can find in a lot of Oracle decks. I found the following two spreads to be more unique to this deck.
Full Lunar Cycle Spread
The full lunar cycle spread involves laying out cards 1-28 in a circle, then using the remaining cards 29-44 to pull a three-card reading in the middle, depicted by A, B and C in the image. Cards 1-28 describes all the moon phases that happens in a lunar cycle (Dark Moon to Waning Crescent 5), so the time period this reading is effective for, is assumed to be for one lunar cycle. The reading is drawn the usual way, with an uncluttered mind focused on the question. Card A depicts the most important thing you need to know about the question posed. Card B depicts the most important action you need to take. Card C depicts the positive outcome of taking the recommended action.
The seasonal spread only uses cards 29-40 for the reading as these cards are seasonal moon cards (Wolf Moon to Long Night Moon). This is the spread to use if you have a time sensitive question. i.e. When is the right time for you to move house/change jobs? When will you find a new partner? The reading is drawn the usual way, with an uncluttered mind focused on the question. Card 1 represents the positive aspect of the question posed. Card 2 represents the difficulty / barrier inherent in the situation. Card 3 answers the timing aspect of your question. Each seasonal card is meant to represent one lunar cycle / month in time, starting from card 29 Wolf Moon representing January, to card 40 Long Night Moon representing December, depending on which card you drew, you will know which month the card represents.
How Does it Read?
I tried my hand at the Seasonal Spread as I was wondering when a situation would look up for me. And these were the cards I drew.
The positive aspect of the situation is that what’s happening right now is not worth ruffling my feathers over. The Hot Moon card advises I build my resilience and develop grace under pressure, as even extreme situations will pass.
The barrier for this situation is taking action, as shown by the Beaver Moon card, a card about Creation. My interpretation of this is that even if I am taking action, there is a barrier to how much positive impact I can make towards achieving my end goal.
From a timing perspective, this situation will improve itself by October (Cards 29-40 represents January to December, and I drew card 38), which has been a consistent prediction provided to me by various other readers on this same situation I was thinking about.
It’s a typical sized Oracle deck with the guide book in the same size, so everything is conveniently self contained in the box for easy transportation. Card stock is glossy, so don’t get it if that’s your pet peeve. I had no problems connecting with the deck to get accurate readings (accuracy verified by enquirers, not my own biased opinion) since I got it.
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